In B1/B2 all except the top couple face up, the top couple facing their partner. The top couple start the grand chain giving right hands and then go down on their original side, stopping when they meet each other and make an arch. The others come up on the side they are currently on, cross to the other side at the top of the set and then go down on the original side. As you meet your partner beyond the arch, come up under the arch with your partner (no passing/overtaking) to new positions.
Written and debuted in Laines Barn c1979. Mary Panton must have seen me call it somewhere and she called it at the Sidmouth International Folk Festival where it was 'collected' by other callers. It then spread like crazy and is frequently done in English Ceilidhs. Originally it was written to be danced to jigs. However, it has been seen danced to jigs, reels, marches, polkas, rants, 3/2 hornpipes, step hops and, on at least one occasion, to waltzes!
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